British tech metallers Akarusa Yami recently put together a clip for their new video “Heavy Climb”! Created by acclaimed videographer Andy Pilkington, the video for “Heavy Climb” closely follows the message behind the track; despite our beginnings, we can achieve great things if we believe in ourselves and push onwards.
The video can be viewed below.
The band have also announced that frontman and co-founder Tom Brumpton will be parting ways with the band. Drummer Adam Jones had this to say on the announcement:
We’re sad to see Tom go, as we started this journey together five years ago and we’ve done some amazing stuff together in that time. That being said, we are in the process of training up a new vocalist and we’ll be making an announcement in early 2016. We have already begun work on new material, which we hope to share with all of you next year.
Brumpton has opted to step down due to other commitments, and had this to say on his recent departure:
I’m really proud of everything we as a band have achieved in the last five years. 2015 has been an excellent year for Akarusa Yami, having played some truly incredible festivals, shows and seeing the heart-warming support for “Heavy Climb”. I wish everyone the best of luck, and I’m sure the new material is going to sound great.
Formed in 2010 by Guitarist Tom Clarke (Insidious) and Vocalist Tom Brumpton, Nottingham noisinks Akarusa Yami have worked tirelessly since launching their debut EP Ouroboros to glowing reviews across the world in 2011. The band picked up solid coverage in Terrorizer (UK), Zero Tolerance (UK), Metal Hammer (Norway), Legacy (Germany) and many others. Their debut singles “Third Eye, Wide Open” and “Millennium Is My Salvation” were picked up for national airplay in 11 countries throughout Europe, alongside copious airplay on internet stations across the world.
The band went on to play a series of successful shows supporting Textures, The Ocean and Aliases. The band also played as part of Bloodstock Festival 2011. In late 2011 the band recorded Life, The Venomous Way with prolific producer James Dunkley (Vallenfyre).
2012 saw the release of their second EP Trace Element Rebirth, which saw the band spreading their sound even further across the globe. Moving forward, the band busied themselves preparing their long awaited debut album Heavy Climb; a sprawling beast of a record that pulls together the finer elements of their first two efforts with a heap of new ideas. In early 2015, the band announced Guitarist Julia Goatly had joined the band.
Akarusa Yami are presently writing new material for their fourth release, tentatively set for a late 2016 release.